कीचड़ में ही कमल खिलते हैं
(Kichad mein hi kamal khilte hain)
Out of the mud, the lovely lotus blooms
Not too many would’ve seen Kaizad Gustad’s 2003 debacle, Boom, apart from the Katrina Kaif scene with Gulshan Grover (the saucier kissing scene with Gulshan Grover was edited out). For Katrina, Boom was her Bollywood debut and also had her in a never seen after avatar. Apart from the skin show and Amitabh Bachchan’s atrocious role, there’s actually not much to recall about the movie, except for the best part of the film (it actually is), that I had almost completely forgotten about. A series of childhood photos of the film’s main starcast.
Some of the photos, we might have seen elsewhere on the Internet, but a few are real treasures. And here’s Cutting the Chai, sharing the spoils of yet another fascinating discovery.
Childhood pics of actors as shown in Boom (in order of appearance) – Madhu Sapre, Katrina Kaif, Padma Lakshmi, Jackie Shroff, Javed Jaffrey, Gulshan Grover, Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman (hers is the gem of the find):